The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) invites you to its webinar series. Academic Identity Management – 17th May 2018 How can I teach information literacy classes? I’m a librarian, not a teacher – 1st June 2018 “Lost in Antarctica” – a game-based approach on teaching information literacy – 26th July 2018 Library as partner in Curriculum […]

All interested in library and information science (LIS) research are invited to register free of charge for a community event on the theme of LIS research impact and value to held at Edinburgh Napier University on Wednesday 11th July 2018. Entitled Research Impact Value and LIS (RIVAL), this event will bring together members of three main groups – creators, users, and end-user beneficiaries of LIS research output – […]

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The Information Literacy website editorial team recently invited Dr. Jane Secker to write a blog post for the website in her capacity as chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. In it she talks about the hard work that goes into running a special interest group; the new CILIP definition of information literacy; her new job at City, University of London; teaching […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a one day workshop aimed at university copyright officers or specialists, hosted by Universities UK and GuildHE Copyright Working Group (CNAC). The day will include a keynote presentation from Dr Emily Hudson, Kings College London who will provide a global perspective on copyright exceptions in the library, education and cultural heritage sectors. The morning will […]

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I’m Jacqueline Geekie and I have been the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group since December 2014 when the opportunity arose approximately the same time as I won the Public Libraries bursary to attend LILAC.  I work in Aberdeenshire Libraries as the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian and have been in this post since April 2012.  I […]

Information literacy and academic study skills; an informal discussion of the crossover and benefits of collaboration. Wednesday 6th June 2018 1-4pm Teaching is increasingly a part of an academic librarian’s role and the crossover between information literacy and academic study skills can become blurred. The way in which this is organised in institutions differs greatly and one of the aims of […]


A very limited number of places are still available for the Spotlight on Digital Capabilities conference taking place at the University of Warwick on 15th-16th May, 2018. The event is being organised by the Digital Capabilities Group of UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association), and this year has the theme of “From theory to action”. Date:                       Tuesday 15 – […]


Kate Grigsby, Marketing and Communications Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a short report on the “Information Literacy (IL) Teaching for New(er) Professionals” workshop that took place in Sheffield on April 16th, 2018. On Monday 16th April in Sheffield, 21 information professionals attended a full day workshop on “IL for New(er) Professionals” facilitated by Jane […]


The CILIP Conference is returning to Brighton on July 4th-5th 2018 with a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, thought provoking seminars and essential workshops. Meet like-minded colleagues and make new connections for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as professionals. […]

On Tuesday 3rd April the first International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) was held at the University of Liverpool. This one-day event was the first satellite event run as part of the LILAC conference. Devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker (the UK Copyright Literacy team) and run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, the day included keynote […]